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Sterling Manager and City Attorney Says Nothing Can Be Done About Slow Vehicles on City Sidewalks

Sterling Manager and City Attorney Says Nothing Can Be Done About Slow Vehicles on City Sidewalks

Sterling Councilman Monday night spoke of times they have seen a larger than normal motorized assistance vehicle, similar to a large power wheelchair, zipping down the sidewalks in downtown Sterling. City Manager Scott Schumard stated the city has received complaints from pedestrians and drivers of near misses and almost accidents from encounters with these vehicles.…

Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission May Finally Realized a Dream

Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission May Finally Realized a Dream

For many years the Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission has longed for a place they could create a museum to display the military items donated to it. It appears they have finally found that place. During the Dixon City Council meeting Monday night, the Commission came before the City Council to seek approval and ratification of…

Compton Man See’s Stolen Truck in a Facebook Accident Post Near Mendota

Compton Man See’s Stolen Truck in a Facebook Accident Post Near Mendota

On Monday LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office investigated a crash on Rt. 251 north of Mendota. Deputies say Dylan Hirsch saw something on Facebook about the crash and went to the scene.  He told LaSalle County Deputies that the truck involved is his and that it was stolen from his residence in Compton. Shortly before noon…

Ogle County Deputies Conducting July Fourth Traffic Enforcement Beginning Now

Ogle County Deputies Conducting July Fourth Traffic Enforcement Beginning Now

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle announced plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from now through July 8 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day. “We’re asking all of our residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely,”…

Local Sports

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

As we reflect on the 2018-2019 High School Sports Season, 77 Champions were crowned in 31 different IHSA Sports throughout the year. So which schools brought home state championships and how many? Here is the list of the Champions crowned during the 2018-2019 year. *BOLD* include local Northern Illinois Teams Naperville North- 4 East St…

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

The IHSA recently approved some changes that will begin in the 2019-2020 School Year: In Boys and Girls Basketball- the Mercy Rule will now be used in postseason State Series games. This means if a team is winning by 30 points or more in the 4th quarter, the clock will continue to run. This is…

Dixon Baseball Finishes 4th at State in Class 3A State Tournament

Dixon Baseball Finishes 4th at State in Class 3A State Tournament

The Dixon Dukes wrapped up their historic baseball season with a 4th place finish in the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament in Joliet over the weekend. Dixon lost to Waterloo 9-2 in the third-place game at Route 66 Stadium on Saturday. The Dukes led 2-0 but gave up 4 runs in both the 4th and…

Music News

Taylor Swift says she “felt so much lighter” after reconciling with Katy Perry

Taylor Swift says she “felt so much lighter” after reconciling with Katy Perry

TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift and Katy Perry were once rivals, but now they go together like burgers and fries. Taylor’s music video for “You Need to Calm Down” features Katy in a hamburger costume and Taylor dressed like an order of French fries embracing lovingly.  Now Taylor reveals that the two former frenemies buried the…

Ed Sheeran stars in actual Heinz Ketchup commercial, based on his idea

Ed Sheeran stars in actual Heinz Ketchup commercial, based on his idea

Courtesy Kraft Heinz First, Ed Sheeran reached out to Heinz online to tell them he had a great idea for a Heinz Ketchup commercial.  Then, he and Heinz teamed up to release his very own “Edchup,” which quickly sold out.  Now, Ed’s idea, which started the whole thing, has finally become a reality. The ad…

Boy George wants Sophie Turner to play him in new biopic…and she’s “SO down”

Boy George wants Sophie Turner to play him in new biopic…and she’s “SO down”

Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesNow that Game of Thrones is over and Dark Phoenix is out, has Sophie Turner found her next gig? According to British Vogue, Culture Club singer Boy George wants Turner to play his younger self in an upcoming film about his life. “There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” he tells…

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